By: Red Hot Mamas
Published: October 17, 2013
Let’s face it, as we enter menopause we all know our hormones are doing some pretty crazy dances. It’s not just the fluctuating all month long, it’s the hourly stuff that drives us wacky. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little predictability in our internal hormone balance? I think we can all agree it would be, but let’s face it, we live in a toxic world and our bodies are bombarded daily with artificial hormones cloaked as food, cosmetics, shampoo, etc., and these are all part of the problem.
We women pay a high price for these. First with our wallets and then with our mood swings and hot flashes. Toxic chemicals in our everyday life are causing havoc with our hormone balance. They are like little invisible ninja’s messing with us 24/7.
So how we do get some balance back… naturally? Ahhh, good question and I’m so glad you asked. Aside from living in a cave today, there are some easy ways to decrease your toxic load and reduce environmental chemicals acting like estrogen in your body.
First, dump the toxic chemicals you’re putting on your body in the form of creams and lotions. Too many of those chemicals act as estrogen in our bodies. Isn’t it difficult enough that we women naturally produce more estrogen than men? We really don’t need any more. But toxins like parabens contain estrogen disrupting chemicals. I know, organic products are a little more expensive sometimes, so at the bare minimum choose paraben- free versions of nonorganic products. The skin is the body’s largest organ. Our skin is porous, allowing us to sweat and allowing us to absorb what’s applied to it. Treat your skin and entire outer body with the same care you treat your inner body.
What about food?
Don’t ignore the hormones you’re eating. If you’re having menopausal symptoms food can be used as medicine. Hippocrates said it best: Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food. Look at the food you are eating and consider where you might be eating artificial hormones. Meat and dairy are the biggest culprits. If you eat meat or drink milk, make sure the packaging says hormone free or rBGH Free (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone). Organic is best and will be hormone free.
Artificial hormones in our food attach to our estrogen receptor sites and act like estrogen in our bodies. This causes a condition called “estrogen dominance”, a preponderance of estrogen all month long in relation to the amount of progesterone in our body.
Eating a healthy nutrient-dense diet and adding cruciferous vegetables, or a supplement called DIM, can help clear some of the excess estrogen stored in your fat. Reducing estrogen dominance helps with everything including weight loss, mood swings, brain fog and so much more.
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About the Author
Cathy Margolin has been committed to Complementary Medicine for over thirty years. While raising two children and coping with her parents health challenges she became frustrated with Western medicine’s lack of preventative care. She turned to Alternative and Complementary Medicine therapies such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, healthy foods and nutrition. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in Los Angeles, California. She completed her undergraduate studies at SMU in Texas, with a BA Degree and BBA Degree. Her Masters Degree is in Oriental Medicine from Emperors College in Santa Monica, California. Cathy has been given the honor of “Distinguished Alumni” from Emperors College and is also recognized as a Diplomat in Oriental Medicine with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Cathy has a private acupuncture and herbal practice in Los Angeles California and is founder of Pacific Herbs, an herbal wellness company providing Traditional Chinese herbal products.